Meghalaya: Health deptt to review the rising COVID cases in state
In the backdrop of the rising cases of COVID-19 in Meghalaya, Health Minister A.L. Hek, on Monday, informed that a review meeting with all the government departments would be held once Chief Minister Conrad Sangma comes back from Garo Hills.
Speaking to TNT-The Northeast Today, Hek said, “We were supposed to hold the meeting today (April 12), but since it is a holiday today, (we had to postpone it)."
The total number of active cases in the state at present stands at 190.
CASES IN SHILLONG
Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman Warr informed that 10 cases were reported from Mawlai Nongkwar, Shillong.
One is a returnee, while the other nine cases are contacts of the returnee.
There have been allegations of returnees from other states hiding their travel history to avoid under-going rigorous tests and quarantine.
Reacting to the allegations, Dr Warr said, “We are maintaining strict vigilance at the entry check gates. We are activating COVID committees in the villages so that they will maintain records”.
CASES IN JAINTIA HILLS
Meanwhile, the detection of 13 cases in Darrang village in Amlarem in West Jaintia Hills has prompted the local authorities to temporarily close the famous Darrang tourist spot.
According to the Dolloi of Darrang Elaka (commune), Pyrwa Lymba said, contact tracing is underway. "If there are more cases, then the health department will go for random testing,” Lymba added.
As for the reopening of the tourist spot, Lymba said that decision would be taken, probably after one week.
(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)